I think the day after I drew this, I found a pokemon font, which would make me write a page like this completely differently. But, when I went back to rewrite this, I liked the effect of the voice over bubbles. It felt cinematic, as if the start of the fight was muted and maybe a bit in slow motion, Baeyru’s voice explaining what was about to happen while it was happening.
Gosh, Squirtle sure looks fat in panel 1. I also had an interesting debate with people on squirtle’s design the day after I drew this. I didn’t care enough to go back, but I’m more firm in future turtling procedures